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Thomas Wright

Thomas Wright

Nominating Committee Chair
President and Principal Broker
Summit Sotheby’s International Realty
USUO Board member since September 2015

Thomas Wright owns and serves as President and Principal Broker of Summit Sotheby’s International Realty. Since stepping in as the managing partner in 2008, the company has become the top brokerage in the prestigious Park City resort community and the leading residential real estate brokerage in the state of Utah. Together, with his business partner, Thomas also owns and operates Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty in Lake Tahoe and Reno, Nevada; Las Vegas Sotheby’s International Realty; Sun Valley Sotheby’s International Realty; Desert SIR in Palm Springs; and LIV Sotheby’s International Realty in Colorado. The combined companies represent the largest Sotheby’s International Realty affiliate in the world, by dollar volume. In 2021, the combined companies closed $15 billion in transaction volume.

To achieve this market position, Thomas has brought his relentless work ethic, creative thinking, vision, and an invaluable understanding of the real estate brokerage industry. Thomas is inspired by those he works with and consistently credits the company’s success to his talented team of approximately 1,000 sales associates and incomparable administrative staff of over 250 dedicated individuals, backed by the support of the remarkable Sotheby’s International Realty brand.

Thomas remains incredibly dedicated to his loyal clients who he continues to represent in and around the Salt Lake Valley. Thomas has extensive experience in many of the valley’s most prestigious golf communities, St. Mary’s and Salt Lake’s East Bench, Holladay and along the Wasatch back. Thomas is fueled by his belief that luxury is not a price point, but an exceptional customer experience. Despite his many responsibilities, Thomas makes a point to prioritize his clients and continues to be a top-performing sales agent in Salt Lake County.

Thomas’ impressive success story has caught the attention of the Sotheby’s International Realty network. As a result, Thomas has become a nationally recognized speaker and advisor. His most notable topics include improving individual agents and brokerage profitability, sales associate recruiting, new development marketing, and brokerage management.

A civically-minded person, Thomas has become a vocal advocate for solving the affordable housing crisis in Utah and is proud to serve in a number of different capacities with several key organizations – Utah State Board of Regents, Dixie State University Board of Trustees, United Way of Utah, Co-chair of the Utah Debate Commission, World Trade Center of Utah, Chairman of the Utah Republican Party and Republican National Committee where he served as vice chair. He joined the Utah Symphony | Utah Opera Board of Trustees in September 2015 and was appointed chair of the Nominating Committee in September 2019.

With all his commitments, Thomas considers the most important to be his family. He currently resides in Salt Lake City with his wife, Caroline, and their four children. Thomas also enjoys golfing, fishing, volunteering in his local community, and the more recent adventure of running for Governor in the State of Utah in 2020 during a global pandemic.